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The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

Updated July 1, 2020 57.6k votes 7.6k voters 97.3k views132 items

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This list of the greatest shortstops of all time includes some of the most iconic, best baseball players in Major League Baseball history. These MLB shortstops gave everything they had on the field and with their bats, to help their respective teams win games. Who do you believe is the greatest shortstop to ever play the game? Vote for the players you like the most, vote down any you don't think deserve the honor. Also, feel free to rerank this list - your order can affect the overall player order.Any list of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game should include the late, great Honus Wagner. The Flying Dutchman is one of the best to ever take the field, and his speed and hitting abilities are legendary. With a record eight batting titles, Wagner is not only one of the best shortstops, he's also one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. In terms of modern-era shortstops, names like Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken, Jr. come to mind almost instantly. Who gets a top 10 spot? That's for you to decide with your votes. And while you're at it, you might want to cast your vote for the greatest throwing arms of all time!
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  • Honus Wagner1
    2,160
    1,116

    Honus Wagner

    Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceChartiers Township, Pennsylvania

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  • Arky Vaughan2
    1,006
    490

    Arky Vaughan

    Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

    PositionShortstop

  • Lou Boudreau3
    965
    399

    Lou Boudreau

    Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

    PositionManager, Shortstop

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois

  • Pee Wee Reese4
    1,559
    821

    Pee Wee Reese

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEkron, Kentucky, United States of America

  • Joe Cronin5
    874
    466

    Joe Cronin

    Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionManager, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCalifornia

  • Luke Appling6
    1,112
    641

    Luke Appling

    Chicago White Sox

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHigh Point, North Carolina

  • Robin Yount7
    1,451
    900

    Robin Yount

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionOutfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDanville, Illinois

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  • Ernie Banks8
    1,691
    1,074

    Ernie Banks

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

  • Cal Ripken, Jr.9
    2,131
    1,474

    Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Baltimore Orioles

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    BirthplaceHavre de Grace, Maryland, United States of America

  • Luis Aparicio10
    698
    408

    Luis Aparicio

    Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMaracaibo, Venezuela

  • Derek Jeter11
    2,599
    1,885

    Derek Jeter

    New York Yankees

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

    BatsRight-handed

  • Alan Trammell12
    757
    539

    Alan Trammell

    Detroit Tigers

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGarden Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Ozzie Smith13
    1,940
    1,522

    Ozzie Smith

    San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

  • Omar Vizquel14
    945
    695

    Omar Vizquel

    San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners

    PositionLeft fielder, Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    BatsAmbidexterity

  • Phil Rizzuto15
  • Barry Larkin16
    972
    844

    Barry Larkin

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

  • Francisco Lindor17
    248
    116

    Francisco Lindor

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

  • Dave Concepción18
    596
    489

    Dave Concepción

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceOcumare de la Costa

  • Joe Sewell19
    320
    233

    Joe Sewell

    Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

    PositionInfielder, Shortstop

    BirthplaceAlabama

  • Johnny Pesky20
    268
    205

    Johnny Pesky

    Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

  • Alex Rodriguez21
    914
    859

    Alex Rodriguez

    Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

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  • Mark Belanger22
    204
    155

    Mark Belanger

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts

  • Dick Groat23
    150
    115

    Dick Groat

    Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

  • Maury Wills24
    290
    260

    Maury Wills

    Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionInfielder, Shortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

  • Javier Báez25
    104
    37

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight